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December 29, 2010


Glenn Greenwald also focused on this, pointing out that our "free" press would be the envy of TASS or Pravda back in the day.

Oh, yeah... Ellsberg's leak was different. Even though Ellsberg himself says it was no different from those of Wikileaks--and says that everything that's been attempted against Assange is no different than what was done to him.

After all, it was the Nixon White House that described Ellsberg as the "most dangerous man in America" and contemplated firebombing the Brookings Institution to prevent further leaks by him, then broke into his psychiatrist's office to get some dirt on him, and how, exactly, is that functionally different than calling Assange a terrorist and trying to create charges after the fact to prosecute him and seeking that he be held indefinitely for potential extradition?

Maybe this is a preemptive strike against Assange before Wikileaks drops the big one on Wall Street, but, whatever it is, it ain't news reporting....

I suppose journalism school and finishing school are the same thing these days. Because, apparently, to a journalist the worst thing in the world is someone who doesn't make the proper obeisance towards the established order.

Yeah, that's what you're supposed to be about, journalists. Good work there.

And I do like that the only expressed skepticism is towards Ellsberg's statement. "Sure, Ellsberg said that, but here's why he doesn't know shit from shineola." Great job, fuckshelf.

I've been disturbed that so many liberals are opposed to WikiLeaks because it might force the government to curtail our rights.

I honestly don't understand this world anymore.


How ironic that the same media which 40-odd years ago took on the U.S.govt and published the Pentagon Papers now toes the govt line and says its bad, bad, bad! that the public should know what dirty little games our govt plays, all in our name--and for which we pay the cost--sometimes with our lives.

Yes, we are all Pravda today...

Want to know another simpleminded idea? Consent of the governed.

P.S. If Christians Were Treated Like Muslims then she'd be my uncle. Wait...wrong punch line...let me get back to you...

but ostriches do ok. right?

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